Category Archives: True Crime Authors

Rosario: New book on mass killers is a disturbing eye opener

There’s the 15-year-old Oregon boy who hid explosives under his bed in fear of a Chinese invasion and wrote the following moments after killing his parents and one day before he killed two students and wounded 25 others at his school in 1998:

“I’m so sorry. I am a horrible son. I wish I had been aborted. I destroy everything I touch. I can’t eat. I can’t sleep. I didn’t deserve them. They were wonderful people.”

There’s the musings left behind by the Sandy Hook Elementary School gunman, the one who snuffed out the lives of 20 children and six staffers in 2012:

“Serial killers are lame,” he wrote. “Everyone knows that mass murderers are the cool kids.”

There’s also the writings left behind by the 16-year-old gunman who fatally shot seven people and wounded five others inside his high school at the Red Lake Nation reservation in

Read more at: https://www.twincities.com/2019/07/20/rosario-new-book-on-mass-killers-is-a-disturbing-eye-opener/

Crime author Paul Harrison’s book is pulled amid claims he didn’t interview serial killers

True crime author’s book is withdrawn from sale after his claims to have interviewed serial killers including Ted Bundy and Peter Sutcliffe are called into question

  • Paul Harrison has produced series of books and gives talks around the country
  • But his claims to have met serial killers were questioned by Yorkshire Ripper
  • His publisher has now pulled his latest book from the shelves 

A true crime author considered the world’s expert on serial killers has had books withdrawn amid claims he dreampt-up interviews with murderers including the Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe who has called him a ‘charlatan’ and a ‘conman’.

Former Northamptonshire policeman Paul Harrison found worldwide fame writing profiles

Read more at: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7252771/Crime-author-Paul-Harrisons-book-pulled-amid-claims-didnt-interview-serial-killers.html

True crime author’s claims to have interviewed serial killers contested

Publishers of a true crime book by an “experienced criminal profiler” have pulled his work from sale, after his claims to have interviewed serial killers including Ted Bundy and Peter Sutcliffe were called into question.

Described as “the master of the true crime genre” by Martina Cole, Paul Harrison is the author of more than 33 books, including his latest, Mind Games, issued by Urbane Publications in October 2018. The Doncaster author says he worked as a police officer in the UK for three decades, “serving as a dog handler, intelligence officer, as a detective and later as a profiler”, and that he “worked closely” with the FBI’s Behavioural Science Unit in Quantico, Virginia for six months in 1982.

In interviews and at his live events, Harrison has claimed that Sutcliffe told him: “You seem completely indifferent to me. I’m scared of you.” He also claimed to have

Read more at: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/jul/15/true-authors-interviewed-serial-killers-paul-harrison

The 25 Best True Crime Books Of All Time

Who doesn’t love a good crime story — especially one that really happened? The true-crime genre has exploded in the past decade as one of our most popular art forms, leading to a flood of new books, documentaries, podcasts and the return of Court TV, which gives viewers a front-row seat to trials as they happen.

True-crime books have been around for more than 50 years and have been bestsellers since the beginning, showing how much we love these gripping stories.

We wanted to figure out what the best true-crime books ever written were, so we used reviews of the most popular ones from readers at Goodreads and Amazon and gave each book a combined score. “True crime” can be a loose genre, so to tighten it up all the books featured on our list involve murder stories and they had to have been rated by at least 10,000 different

Read more at: https://www.simplemost.com/best-true-crime-books-ever-according-to-readers/

Patton Oswalt brings humor to even the most serious circumstances

Patton Oswalt is well known as a TV actor and the voice of the main character in the animated film, “Ratatouille,” but he’s a comedian first. That means he sees humor in pretty much everything, from reality TV to ‘80s metal bands to the wonders of the Kentucky Fried Chicken “Famous Bowl.”

Comedians have a knack for doing that. They mine the mundane and take even the most serious of topics — death, disease, depression — and find what’s funny.

The fifty-year-old Oswalt, who performs at the KeyBank State Theatre July 13, has done a good bit of that in his stellar career. There are so many examples, but one from his 1990 “Comedy Central Presents” special stands out:

“In the obituaries, no one ever dies of cancer. People always give in after a valiant battle with cancer, or they throw in the towel after a courageous fight, which,

Read more at: https://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/2019/07/patton-oswalt-brings-humor-to-even-the-most-serious-circumstances.html

Daughter of ‘milkshake murderer’ makes rare public appearance

Murdering a spouse via arsenic-laced White Spot milkshakes may sound like an imaginative fiction plot, but Vancouver author Eve Lazarus’ new true-crime book details events that really took place in the Lower Mainland.

Murder by Milkshake explores the life of CKNW radio personality Rene Castellani, his affair with the station’s receptionist, and the poisoned ice-cream treats that lead to his wife Esther’s death in 1965.

In the middle of the plot so Castellani could to rid himself of Esther and wed his mistress, was the couple’s daughter Jeannine – only 11-years-old at the time.

Fifty years later, Lazarus worked with Castellani to compile her non-fiction account, resulting in a friendship between the two and several public appearances to finally discuss what happened all those years ago.

“Jeannine [Castellani] has been talking about this publicly for only a couple of months,” Lazarus said. “She only spoke about it at the book release at the Vancouver

Read more at: https://www.missioncityrecord.com/entertainment/daughter-of-milkshake-murderer-makes-rare-public-appearance/

Daughter of ‘milkshake murderer’ makes rare public appearance

Murdering a spouse via arsenic-laced White Spot milkshakes may sound like an imaginative fiction plot, but Vancouver author Eve Lazarus’ new true-crime book details events that really took place in the Lower Mainland.

Murder by Milkshake explores the life of CKNW radio personality Rene Castellani, his affair with the station’s receptionist, and the poisoned ice-cream treats that lead to his wife Esther’s death in 1965.

In the middle of the plot so Castellani could to rid himself of Esther and wed his mistress, was the couple’s daughter Jeannine – only 11-years-old at the time.

Fifty years later, Lazarus worked with Castellani to compile her non-fiction account, resulting in a friendship between the two and several public appearances to finally discuss what happened all those years ago.

“Jeannine [Castellani] has been talking about this publicly for only a couple of months,” Lazarus said. “She only spoke about it at the book release at the Vancouver

Read more at: https://www.missioncityrecord.com/entertainment/daughter-of-milkshake-murderer-makes-rare-public-appearance/

Daughter of ‘milkshake murderer’ makes rare public appearance – Surrey Now

Murdering a spouse via arsenic-laced White Spot milkshakes may sound like an imaginative fiction plot, but Vancouver author Eve Lazarus’ new true-crime book details events that really took place in the Lower Mainland.

Murder by Milkshake explores the life of CKNW radio personality Rene Castellani, his affair with the station’s receptionist, and the poisoned ice-cream treats that lead to his wife Esther’s death in 1965.

In the middle of the plot so Castellani could to rid himself of Esther and wed his mistress, was the couple’s daughter Jeannine – only 11-years-old at the time.

Fifty years later, Lazarus worked with Castellani to compile her non-fiction account, resulting in a friendship between the two and several public appearances to finally discuss what happened all those years ago.

“Jeannine [Castellani] has been talking about this publicly for only a couple of months,” Lazarus said. “She only spoke about it at the book release at the Vancouver

Read more at: https://www.surreynowleader.com/entertainment/daughter-of-milkshake-murderer-makes-rare-public-appearance/

Daughter of ‘milkshake murderer’ makes rare public appearance

Murdering a spouse via arsenic-laced White Spot milkshakes may sound like an imaginative fiction plot, but Vancouver author Eve Lazarus’ new true-crime book details events that really took place in the Lower Mainland.

Murder by Milkshake explores the life of CKNW radio personality Rene Castellani, his affair with the station’s receptionist, and the poisoned ice-cream treats that lead to his wife Esther’s death in 1965.

In the middle of the plot so Castellani could to rid himself of Esther and wed his mistress, was the couple’s daughter Jeannine – only 11-years-old at the time.

Fifty years later, Lazarus worked with Castellani to compile her non-fiction account, resulting in a friendship between the two and several public appearances to finally discuss what happened all those years ago.

“Jeannine [Castellani] has been talking about this publicly for only a couple of months,” Lazarus said. “She only spoke about it at the book release at the Vancouver

Read more at: https://www.peacearchnews.com/entertainment/daughter-of-milkshake-murderer-makes-rare-public-appearance/